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Providing A Gathering Place For Powerful Community Building with Chris Schembra

Providing A Gathering Place For Powerful Community Building with Chris Schembra

The deep South where Chris Schembra is from once had massive oak trees in a central part of each town. They were the gathering places, the locations where people would come together to learn news from the outside world, to share their experiences, to receive the help and advice they needed. In other parts of the world, the gathering place may have been a coffee shop, church, or local tavern. In the modern world true gathering places of that kind are becoming fewer and fewer, but Chris Schembra wants to change that. On this episode of Real Relationships, you can learn how Chris has developed The 747 Club in an attempt to bring people together for the sake of building relationships that serve the greater good. It’s an amazing concept and you’ll enjoy hearing Chris’s vision and enthusiasm – and how it translates into business. Providing A #GatheringPlace For Powerful #CommunityBuilding with Click To Tweet In a relationship-driven world the greatest thing you can do is be of service. The thrust of relationship marketing is connection between people. It’s a focus on the real relationships that exist behind every interaction instead of the interaction itself. As people are cared for they build trust and cooperative relationships with each other. It’s a simple principle that drives Chris Schembra to create gathering places where those relationships can begin, build, and benefit the world. It’s an example of what he’s doing to be consistent with one of his favorite lines, “In a relationship-driven world the greatest thing you can do is be of service.” Find out more about what Chris is doing...

Become The Focal Point To Make Better Professional Connections, with Dorie Clark

Are you a focal point in your industry? I host this podcast because I want to help professionals think differently about the way connections are made in business. I want them to learn to build real relationships that not only fuel business but last over time. On this episode, I’m featuring my friend, Dorie Clark, a woman who has learned to build those kinds of relationships in a way that many people haven’t even considered. She hosts social and business events herself with hopes of meeting the people she needs to meet, making connections for others, and becoming a focal point who people see as a valuable connection to their networks. It’s an ingenious idea that I believe you’ll benefit from, so be sure to listen. Become The Focal Point To Make Better Professional Connections, with Click To Tweet Standing out in a noisy world is a challenge you’ve got to overcome. One of the beautiful things about the digital age we live in is that nobody has to be hidden. You can get your message out and make what you offer known more easily than ever before. But there’s a problem with that – everyone else is doing the same thing. That makes the noise that you’ve got to cut through almost deafening. If you’re going to stand out, if you’re going to become the focal point that others come around, you’ve got to get past the noise to become a relevant voice in the ears of those you need to influence. How do you do it? Dorie Clark’s got some great suggestions that I believe can help...

Selling The Dream: Helping People Get Where They Want To Go, with Melissa Kwan

Real estate is about selling the dream of home ownership. At least that’s how Melissa Kwan sees it. And she’s all about helping people accomplish their dreams – so when her background in real estate combined with her entrepreneurial bent, she was off in a flash to create something to help agents and customers connect and make that dream happen. The outcome is Spacio, Melissa’s startup company that aims to make the way real estate open houses are done a better experience for prospective buyers and a better sales opportunity for agents. She believes that if she can help the people on both sides of that equation, everyone wins. You’ll enjoy hearing Melissa’s energy and passion expressed, on this episode. #SellingTheDream Through #HelpingPeople Get Where They Want To Go, with Melissa Kwan Click To Tweet What has taken the real estate industry so long to get on the technology train? If you think about the way real estate open houses are done, it’s pretty laughable. What other industry has people show up, in person, to a sales demonstration and relies on a paper and pen lead capture device? Yet real estate agents all over the country continue to run their open houses that way. But when a sleek, modern, easy to use digital interface is used instead, so much more is possible after the event and the home-buying prospects who visit the open house immediately see the agent as more advanced, more effective, and more skilled. Melissa Kwan talks about how she’s stepped into the real estate industry to provide help agents sell the dream of homeownership, and buyers...

Building Relationships That Fuel Friendships and Business Success with Josh Baer

If you have the chance to spend any amount of time in the Austin, TX business community, you’re going to hear the name, Josh Baer. There’s no doubt about it. That’s because Josh has made it a goal to not only BE integrally connected to what’s going on in the Austin business community, he’s also made it his aim to be one of the primary connectors of that community. That means Josh works hard at meeting people, connecting them to each other, and adding the right kind of value to those he comes into contact with. This conversation reveals why Josh sees building relationships in the business community as a vital part of what he does and uncovers some of the practical ways he goes about doing that. I’d love for you to meet and learn from Josh, so be sure you listen up! Building #Relationships That Fuel Friendships and #Business #Success with Click To Tweet Why building relationships in the business community matters. No matter where you live or what sort of business you are in there are others who live there who are into the same kinds of things. Maybe they don’t do exactly what you do but they do something that is at least connected in some way. Can you see how getting connected with those people will do nothing but help you and them? That’s one of the foundational beliefs that a guy like Josh Baer has. It’s what motivates him to eagerly reach out to new entrepreneurs in his community (Austin, TX) and it’s those business connections that have made him a valuable asset...

How To Build Business Relationships That Really Matter, with Evan Baehr

Building better business relationships is a hot topic. You can spend lots of time reading blog posts and listening to podcast episodes about it. But rather than spend all that time trying to find good advice and perspectives, you’d be better off listening to somebody who does it well. One of the people that come to my mind right away is Evan Baehr. In this conversation I ask Evan some pretty straightforward questions about why he sees relationships as one of the best assets he has in business and how he goes about establishing, nurturing, and extending those relationships in ways that not only benefit him and his company but also the person on the other end. How To Build #BusinessRelationships That Really Matter, with Evan Baeher Click To Tweet In the end, relationships may be the only place where I can truly meet a need. Every business leader is talking about the importance of meeting client or customer needs. No doubt, it’s an important concept to get your head around. But something that’s not said often enough is that the needs your business meets affect real people. The better your relationship with the real people behind the needs, the better your ability to meet those needs in a meaningful way. Evan Baehr makes that point in this episode of Real Relationships by saying, “In the end, relationships may be the only place where I can truly meet a need.” Find out more about what he means by that statement, on this episode. The benefit of relationships when it comes to finding the right new team member. Most companies...

Online Branding Success Over the Long Haul, with Jed Carlson

Branding is still kind of a mystery to many people, and online branding is even more of an enigma. But when you get the chance to talk with someone who’s an expert at it – like my guest today, Jed Carlson – everything becomes clear. I’m excited to share this chat with you because Jed is such a generous guy and gives so much incredible help about how to establish, grow, and sustain a branding machine that can drive your business over the long haul. If you listen to this episode and don’t leave with something actionable, you’d be one of the few. Take a break in your day to listen to this one. You’ll thank me for it. #OnlineBranding #Success Over theLong Haul, with Jed Carlson Click To Tweet What IS branding and how can you do it effectively? Branding is the process of infusing your company or personal name with meaning and emotional energy in a way that causes those who see you to know who you are, what you do, and what you stand for immediately when they see your name, picture, logo, or advertisement. In short: It’s how people think of you. On this episode, Jed Carlson gives quite a few examples of how effective branding works to drive business over the long haul, motivates referrals from happy clients, and keeps you in the minds of your customers long after you’ve had your initial interaction with them. He’s also going to share why it’s more possible and affordable than ever for branding to be done online effectively. How the internet makes it possible to do...